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Quartieri Spagnoli, Naples

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Quartieri Spagnoli is a part of the city of Naples in Italy. The Neapolitan language is stronger here than anywhere else. It is a poor area, suffering from high unemployment and strong influence of Camorra. The area, encompassing c. 800,000 square metres, consists of a grid of around eighteen streets by twelve, including a population of some 14,000 inhabitants.The Quartieri' were created in the 16th to house Spanish garrisons, hence the name, whose role was to quench revolts from the Neapolitan population. Soon they became an infamous quarter with a high rate of criminality and prostitution.The area has among the highest rates of respiratory diseases, unemployment and youth crime in Europe. The housing in the Quartieri Spagnoli consists usually six storied blocks with a roof terrace and a central courtyard. The width of the average street is about 3 metres.Among the historic churches in the district are: Church of the Immacolata Concezione e Purificazione di Maria de' nobili in Montecalvario Church of San Carlo alle Mortelle Church of San Mattia Church of Santa Maria della Concezione a Montecalvario Church of Santa Maria della Lettera Church of Santa Maria della Mercede a Montecalvario Church of Santa Maria Francesca delle Cinque Piaghe Church of Sant'Anna di Palazzo Church of Santa Maria del Rosario a Portamedina Church of Santa Maria della Concordia Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie a Toledo Convent and church of Santa Maria dello Splendore Church of Santa Maria Ognibene Church of Santa Teresella degli Spagnoli Church of the Trinità dei Pellegrini Church of the Santissima Trinità degli Spagnoli
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  • Walk around here and buy bits for lunch - bread, fruit, meats, fish cheese - or just enjoy hustle and bustle of life in central naples. In this refined world of supermarkets it is unusual to find a li...  more »
  • If you enjoy exploring in a safe and exciting neighbour, do as we did, and stay here. Narrow streets, high apartment buildings, and lots of small businesses around you. Our local fishmerchant was out ...  more »
  • Despite the place's ancient bad reputation I didn't feel any safety problems here at all, even visiting in the evening. Anyway, I simply found this neighbourhood absolutely ugly and unappealing; every...  more »